They are savory crackers designed by me :)
DIWALI - the name by itself makes us so excited! isn't it??!! Yes.. its one of the most interesting and fun filled Indian festival.
Diwali or Deepavali is a significant festival in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Deepavali is the festival of lights.
There are two different beliefs for the origin of this celebration.
One says that it is the home coming of Raama after the 14-years exile in the forest and his victory over Raavana. It is believed that the people of Ayodhya welcomed Rama by lighting rows of lamps. Grandma says avali means "a row" and so a row of lamps is called "Deepavali".
In South India, it marks the victory of Krishna over Narakasura(Evil power).
Whatever the story may be.. But its one lovely celebration with loads of happiness at home. :) Do we ever need a better reason to celebrate??!!! :)
As always we celebrated this diwali in a grand scale starting from a small kolam in the entrance by me.
Then a row of lamps in the pooja room with a small pooja performed by mom.
Next is to get blessings from dad and mom. Dressing up in new clothes is no exception for this lovely festival too :)
Tring tring.. Remembering our near and dear is something that makes it all the more interesting. Wishes shared by calls, messages, mails and in person. :)
Then comes the fun part of fireworks.. :) Dum dum dumeel damal pata pata pata bussssss.. all kinds are my favorites..
Each one is so well designed that we really cant stop getting excited. Thanks to all the work put behind it. :) Enjoyment never ends with crackers.
How can I forget to mention the verrrry long list of TV shows that are lined up to watch. ;)
'Ulaga tholaikatchi varalatril mudhan murayaaga.....!!!'(First time in television history) all feasible new films in channels that clash in timings, absolutely funny debate shows, our favorite and unfavorite stars talking about themselves for years, reality shows, music concerts etc etc. Flip the channels every min with the intention of not missing any good show. But at the end of the day I am pretty sure none of us would have watched even one show peacefully!!! ;)
Hello hello.. is that all!!!!!! How could we skip the tummy ticklers??!!! Really cant afford to right?!.. The Best choice of sweets and savories are made well in advance and is shared with all on this special day to make it all the more special. :)
We never mised it too.. 9 dishes on the whole. 5 savories and 4 Sweets. ;)
The day never ends without fireworks that decorate the sky. Wow!!!! astonishing colors and mechanics behind it. Just enjoyed looking here and there for 2 hours in the terrace. Wondering how all these were designed!!!!
100 shots - my first blogger video :)
I enjoyed thoroughly.. Hope you all did too.. :)
Wish you all a very Happy Deepavali :)
I am sending this post to Priya's Diwali event :) And Purva's Diwali Dhamaka event too.